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breaking news. the newest scandal involving the general in charge of operations in afghanistan. who tipped off the fbi, and how all of this is connected to former cia director general david petraeus. first, an unwelcome change for sure. bad enough the rain is coming down right now, but temperatures are falling too. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here now with the forecast. tom? >> blame is on the cold front. it blew through at 1:00 a.m. as it came through, gusts of wind around 30, 35 miles an hour. wet leaves on sidewalks and roads this morning. watch out for that. it is slippery. here comes the front. going back in time the last 12 hours, and it is now passed east of us. still have rain falling. moderate rain in montgomery, howard, frederick, washington counties in maryland. that's going to pass off to the north and east of the metro area. light to moderate rain off and
on for another couple of hours, at least through midmorning. it is below freezing ter the rain has stopped. western maryland, much of west virginia. locally, closer to washington from the shenandoah valley east to the bay, we're generally low to mid-40s. you need a winter coat and an umbrella. by 7:00 a.m., still in the mid-40s with the rain falling. should end by 9:00. by noon, chilly and breezy under a cloudy sky in the upper 40s: we'll be slowly'droi lly droppi down to the low 40s later this afternoon and into the evening as we begin to clear out. more details on the storm team 4 radar in ten minutes. now an up close look with traffic with danella. first 4 traffic report, we're going to start in maryland. if you're traveling along rockville pike at old georgetown road, crass in that intersection blocking a few of your lanes. let's talk about the delays along i-95. a very wet commute. prince william parkway making your way northbound, you're heavy on the brakes.
solid delays from stafford as you head towards prince william parkway. and then to get to the beltway, it is stop and go. 36 minutes in total from quantico to get to the beltway. again, i'm back in ten. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. 6:02 now. new developments in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. angie goff has more from t live desk. >> eun, the t commander in afghanistan is in d.c. for a senate confirmation hearing. we just learned it's been put on hold. that's because general john allen is being investigated over thousands of e-mails the pentagon says are potentially inappropriate. the fbi discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between allen and jill kelley, the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. kelley is a longtime petraeus friend who complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails she got from the former cia director's mistress paula broadwell. officials say the relationship
spans a two-year period. a man close to allen saying he didn't find out about this probe until last night. as of this morning, the general denies any wrongdoing and plans to return to his job in afghanistan as the investigation goes on. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. the fbi's investigation brought agents to paula broadwell's charlotte home. they searched her house for several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of what appear to be documents or paperwork, but they aren't saying what they found. meanwhile, broadwell's co-author says he's shocked by the news of their affair, but he did have questions about their relationship. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. >> the fbi says it is putting together a timeline of its investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. president obama may be working on filling more
positions than just cia director. "the washington post" is reporting the president is considering senator john kerry as his next defense secretary. current secretary of defense, leon panetta, has not said if and when he will step down, but he has implied he probably won't step down until the next term. kerry is rumored to want to be the next secretary of state, but "the post" claims that ambassador rice, u.n. secretary to the united nations, is in line for that job. a jet attack struck the rebel held region in syria near the turkish border, killing one person and injuring at least three others. turkey says the attacks are endangering their security. the violence has killed at least 36,000 people since the uprising against president bashar al assad's regime last year. a rocket attack killed a 28-year-old man in afghanistan. rockets hit the northeast
section of kabul overnight. it happened near an zbins service office building and a private tv station. insurgents occasionally launch rockets into the city, but the weapons are not very accurate. new this morning, four people in the hospital after a violent night in northeast washington. the victims are of a triple stabbing and a shooting just three miles apart. the stabbing happened at the 300 block of 51st street just after 1:00 this morning. when the police arrived, they found two women and a child with stab wounds. they are expected to be okay. no word on a suspect there. just minutes later, police got calls for shots fired in the 2000 block of "c" street. they found a man shot in the chest. he is in critical condition. no word on a motive or a suspect in that case. also northeast overnight, firefighters rescued at least one person from a fire in the district. the fire broke out just after midnight in the 1700 block of benning road. firefighters say the small kitchen fire caused heavy smoke. three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. they are expected to be okay.
it has been a long time coming for drivers in virginia. today is a ribbon cutting ceremony for the highly anticipated 495 express lanes. those lanes don't officially open until saturday. the multi-billion dollars project took five years of construction. the express lanes will ease congestion for drivers moving between springfield and tyson's corn corner. it allows drivers who are car pooling to avoid paying tolls. new developments overnight in the investigation of the death of a world leader.
so if you're in the market for a new car, take a look at the latest offering from lamborghini. this is the 700 roadster. it can go from 0 to 60 in just three seconds and empty out your childhood inheritance just as quickly. it tops out at 17 miles per hour and boasts a 700 horsepower engine and will only set you back $445,000. >> that's before gas and maintenance and everything else, all the protection you need for that car. >> can you get insurance for a car like that? >> seriously, what about the insurance? >> i don't see guys taking that one on. i don't know. >> someone is driving that car somewhere. it's now 6:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the rainy day forecast. >> many go. right now you need an umbrella. we've got rain falling across virginia and the district. it is raining in much of west virginia. still raining in the eastern panhandle around martinsburg and
charlestown and through the shenandoah valley. it's ended farther west. closer to washington, light rain much of montgomery, prince george's, fairfax counties in the district of columbia as well. much of southern maryland, northern neck, and to our south light rain. howard county, frederick county moderate rain passing to the north of us. temperatures are chilly. it's only the low and mid-40s. what a dramatic drop from yesterday afternoon. some places it dropped 30 degrees since yesterday afternoon when we were around 70. we are going to stay chilly throughout the day today. here's your hour by hour forecast. sunrise 6:49. we'll still be wet through about 9:00 with some of the rain tapering off and ending by then. staying in the 40s the rest of the day as we dry out. and a little sun may break out mid to late afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes with a look at the next seven days. now a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. a fender bender.
along rockville pike. back over to you. >> nice beat on the microphone. it is now 6:11. 46 degrees. an entire family killed by carbon monoxide. why investigators say this time it's more than just a terrible accident. and the millionaire at the center of a murder investigation abroad. just about everyone with a computer will recognize his name.
anti-virus software mcafee is wanted for murder. john mcafee is wanted for questioning after police found his neighbor in belize shot to death this past weekend. mcafee is maintaining his innocence while he's gone into hiding in the country. he is worried for his safety and feels he will be murdered if he turns himself in. 15 after the hour. police in ohio believe a custody dispute led to a murder/suicide involving five people. investigators found a man, his mother, and three children dead inside a garage yesterday. all five died from carbon monoxide poisoning. police say the three children were living with their grandparents, but the parents were trying to regain custody. one man believes his faulty furnace caused the explosion in indianapolis. the couple that lived next door died in the blast. officials are looking at meters and pipe lines trying to figure out what happened friday night. they have not ruled anything out, but they do not believe a meth lab exploded.
nearly 30 homes in that area in damaged. some 200 people who were evacuated have returned to their homes. new developments in the deadly meningitis outbreak. investigators from the food and drug administration say they found leaky ceilings, insects, and even a bird inside a room where drugs were stored. they also said the company did not investigate at least 53 incidents of bacterial contamination inside the ameridose facility. the outbreak is responsible for 32 deaths in 19 states, including maryland and virginia. ameridose shut down operations last month the man who brings elmo to life on sesame street is on a leave of absence following accusations of a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. kevin clash grew up in maryland and has been the puppeteer and the voice of elmo since the 1980s. the boy first made the charges back in june. 52-year-old clark released a statement which read in part, "i had a relationship with the accuser.
it was between two consenting adults, and i am deeply saddened that he's trying to characterize it as something other than what it was." clash also called the allegations false and defamatory. today an ohio woman who made national headlines begins a very public sentence. sheila hardin was caught on video driving on the sidewalk to get around a school bus in cleveland. now she has to stand at an intersection holding a sign that said "only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus." she'll hold that sign today and tomorrow for an hour each morning. her license was also suspended for 30 days, and she has to pay a $200 fine. turng clint bowyer into the wall, collecting joey pagano. caution flag is out. >> that will prove to be a costly crash for jeff gordon. nascar fined him $100,000 for intentionally wrecking clint bowyer for sunday's race in phoenix. that crash triggered a huge fight between both drivers' pit crews. nascar will also dock more than
25 chase points and place him on probation for the rest of the year. today palestinians begin the process of exhuming former president yasser arafat's body. workers have sealed off his tomb to start removing stones, a process that will likely take two weeks. this is part of the investigation into his death. arafat's wife believes he was poisoned, and the swiss institute says they found high levels of radioactive elements on his clothing. the leader died in 2004 after falling seriously ill, but his exact cause of death was never determined. right now rescue crews are gearing up to try again to rescue two snowboarders strappedstrapped stranded on mt. rainier. the two called for help when they got lost in the storm. the two appear to be okay. they have winter gears, smart phones, and have built a snow cave. more problems in italy as heavy rain that plagued venice has now moved west. hundreds were forced to evacuate because of this kind of flooding in tuscany.
roads became nearly impassable, and rescue crews had to save at least one person who was stranded. 70% of venice was under water on sunday because of heavy rain. workers in new york city will vote on $500 million worth of repairs to the city falling superstorm sandy. the money would go to installing new electrical systems and repairing roofs in schools across the city. mayor michael bloomberg says the city has already spent $130 million in storm relief. they'll keep gas rationing in place for now as it's helped cut down on massive lines. there are still 19,000 people without power, making it two weeks since the storm hit in the northeast. sandy has caused plenty of problems already, and now it's ruining christmas for some people. the christmas tree farm in maryland says the storm killed more than 3,000 trees. they've already refunded more than 70% of their orders, including trees for the botanical garden and fairfax square. the cancellations have cost the
company $40,000. that's too bad. >> pretty rough for the industry. no shortage of plastic trees, though? >> you like those? >> aeeasy in my world. prelit too. >> you like the prelit. and people do say it actually saves the environment. saves trees. >> don't help. i'll just let it go. 6:20 is our time. >> shall we? need an umbrella. chilly rain falling all around the region all thanks to a cold front that swept through and brought our dreamy november weather to an end. right now it is raining lightly in this area in green throughout northern virginia, the district, much of maryland. to our north and west, this is a band of more moderate rain in parts of howard county, frederick, carroll, that's pulling off to the north and east. the rain has ended, and it is cold. out of the mountains of western west virginia and western maryland, down to the upper 20s. just near 30 degrees now. the areas in the light blue, closer to washington from the
shenandoah valley, opinion handle of west virginia and east to the bay, generally low to mid-40s. a chilly wet morning and that rain brought down a lot of leaves overnight. it is slippery on the sidewalks and side streets and roads this morning. watch out for that. winds are going to be a bit blustery throughout the day. rain ending by 9:00. storm team 4 forecast showing a little sun by afternoon. back down near 40 by midnight. and then near 30 by this time tomorrow morning. and then during the day tomorrow, lighter winds, lots of sun, but chilly, highs only in the 40s to near 50. the chill remains on thursday, friday, saturday, remaining dry. on late sunday perhaps into monday, we might get chilly rain with highs around 50. i'll return in ten minutes. i'll be back on the storm team 4 weather deck. here now with traffic is danella. good morning. >> good morning. still checking on the roadway and seeing problems in our area. 66 eastbound at 28. crash luckily is off to our right shoulder lanes. police are on the scene.
you're sluggish on i-66 from the bypass to the beltway. it is stop and go. a live look as you make your way past fairfax county parkway, not soed bad. you are under speed. to get to the beltway, it will take you about 15 minutes now. i'm back in ten. we'll talk about the marc delays on the brunswick east line, signal problems as well as mechanical problems. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, over to you. 6:22 now. the abbreviation that beat out superstorm for the word of the superstorm for the word of the year.
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scientists are looking to make a number things from prosthetics to cell phone covers. >> cell phone covers? skin? okay. >> i guess protect your cell phone. >> sure. there's more proof technology is taking over everything. the word gif is the oxford press word of the year. gif for graphics interchange format is a'l looping animated image that's become popular with blogs. and superstorm, super pac, and yolo, an acronym standing for you only live once. that's new to me also. gif, word of the year. >> 6:26 now. the list out today that parents will want to see.
school's out this morning. a list of which local schools will be shut down for good. and former d.c. councilman kwame brown heads to court. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. we're following breaking news. the top military general in afghanistan now involved in the scandal that cost cia director general david petraeus his job. the fbi looking into e-mails between general john allen and a friend of petraeus. how they found out about them, we'll talk about in ten minutes. it is rainy and cold. so we sent storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein out on the weather deck to tell us all about it. >> it's all digital until i see
it. it is coming down. and it is cold. we've got a blustery wind blowing at 15, 20 miles an hour, and it is wet all over the place. a lot of leaves came down with the gusty winds overnight when the cold front came through at 1:00 this morning. right now storm team 4 radar showing a lot of the heavier rain is north of the washington, and the area in the yellow is moderate rain along the frederick, montgomery county line into western howard county. that is passing northeast and well north of the metro area. farther west getting to lighter showers all the way through the rest of northern virginia, maryland, he we maryland, eastern shore, getting light rain. the chill will remain. we are going to stay in the 40s the rest of the day today. so dress accordingly. you need a winter coat and an umbrella. you need the umbrella here for at least another couple of hours. probably until about 9:00, it
will be tapering off until then. chilly, breezy, in the 40s. maybe until mid to late afternoon, a few breaks in the clouds. sunset at 4:56. >> good morning. first 4 traffic office, this just coming in. you're traveling along griffith road at burfoot street, all the lanes blocked by the downed wires. use bethune street as an alternate route. as you head southbound on south capitol street, a crash there is blocking two left lanes. on the marc train, brunswick east line still running slow. expect delays in the double digits. aaron and eun, back over to you. today former d.c. council chairman kwame brown will learn if he'll be heading to prison. he pled guilty to a bank fraud
charge in june and resigned from the city council. brown admitted to lying on applications to get bank loans. he'll face up to six months in prison, but the prosecution is only asking for six days behind bars followed by three years of supervised release. brown will also be sentenced in d.c. superior court on a misdemeanor campaign violation. he faces up to six months behind bars on that charge too. it is back to business for congress. lawmakers return to washington for one of the most important lame duck sessions in recent history. he'll try to reach a deal on a spending plan to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. members of congress will tend to other important business this week as well. both parties will meet tomorrow in the senate to decide on leadership positions. later this week, the house will try to pass legislation that will end trade restrictions and help u.s. exporters. george allen says he doesn't know what the future will bring, but he says one thing is certain. he will not run for political office again. the former governor and senator lost the virginia senate race to tim kaine last week by more than 200,000 votes.
he told the richmond times dispatch that he and his wife poured their hearts into the campaign, and he is still trying to figure out his next step. allen, a republican, lost his senate seat in 2006 to democrat jim webb. the man believed to be the east coast rapist is expected to enter his first guilty plea in northern virginia today. aaron thomas is expected to take responsibility for the 2009 attack on three teenage trick or treaters in prince william county. he's accused of forcing them into the woods and raping two of them on halloween night. thomas is also expected to enter a second guilty plea in a different case in loudoun county at the end of the month. both cases carry life sentences. opening statements this morning in a murder case involving a bowie state university student. alexis simpson is accused of stabbing her roommate dominique frazier to death in september of last year. police reports show the two got into an argument over the volume of an ipod. simpson's attorney says she was acting in self-defense. a 19-year-old is in police custody after reportedly making threats against other students
at montgomery college. take a look at this exclusive video at news 4. investigators say the man had just suffered a tough breakup and told his friends he wanted to shoot people just for fun. his friends contacted security, who called police. it is now 6:34. 44 degrees. ahead, online shoppers prove that scandal sells. that scandal sells. plus a
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facebook users tend to have more eating binges and more credit card debt, lowering their credit score. you can weigh in on the study on our "news 4 today" facebook page. are you spending too much and eating too much? >> if you're on facebook, apparently, your ego gets inflated, and that's why you think you're untouchable, and you make poor decisions and you're broke and you're fat? >> because you're getting all that attention, and you think you're special. >> who gives you attention on facebook? >> people responding to your messages and your tweets, all that stuff. >> and liking comments. add that to the list of things
that make you fat and broke. the list continues to grow. >> be careful. it is just about time to take a look. the capitol dome off in the distance. behind us the clouds and falling rain. not seattle, it's washington. you can barely make out capitol hill in the distance. some of the rain falling with fog, and it is chilly. temperatures in some places have dropped 30 degrees since yesterday afternoon. over the last six hours, we've had this rain advancing southwest to northeast. right now the areas in green generally light rain with patchy fog. most of southern maryland and much of virginia and the district. north of washington, these areas of yellow and orange, raining harder in northern montgomery county from poolesville over to damascus. and western howard county, mt. aerie, and carroll county, westminst westminster, heading off to the north and east. drying out in the mountains where temperatures are near freezing. east of there, it is chilly. we're just in the 40s all across
the region. we're going to stay in the 40s the rest of the day. here is your storm team 4 hour by hour forecast for the day. by 8:00 a.m., still chilly and breezy and wet with some passing showers in the mid-40s. by 9:00 or maybe 10:00 at the latest, the rain should end. by lunch hour, cloudy, chilly, breezy, temperatures in the 40s. winds gusting to around 20 miles an hour. ought to clear out by mid to late afternoon. little sunshine breaking out right before sunset. cold start tomorrow morning. we'll look at that, the rest of the week and the weekend, storm team 4 outlook in ten minutes. now a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. slick roads causing for multiple accidents in our area. first let's talk about inbound southeast/southwest freeway. there was a crash happening there. still happening at south capitol street. it's been moved to the right lane. now the right lane is blocked. let's head over to the beltway. inner loop right near the spur. crash there also blocking the right lane traveling on i-270.
a slow commute for you. you can see at montrose road in the local lanes as well, just jammed in this area as you try to make your way towards the beltway. the crash on the inner loop is holding you down. the sousa bridge, sluggish as you cross the sousa bridge. here crash is can bblocking thet lane. stick to the left. aaron and eun, over to you. the top american general in afghanistan now implicated in the scandal that brought down now former cia director david petraeus. the pentagon says it's investigating inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelley, the woman petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to. >> the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 inappropriate e-mails betweensocial liaison t military base in florida. general petraeus says he's just friends with her, but paula
broadwell reportedly saw her as a rival. the fbi searched broadwell's home in charlotte for about five hours late last night. they left with several boxes of what appeared to be documents and paperwork. meanwhile, broadwell's co-author on petraeus' biography says he is shocked about the affair. he did have questions about their relationship. >> what was a question in my mind was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. >> the fbi is putting together a timeline of its investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. here's proof that there's no such thing as bad publicity. broadwell's book "all in" ranked 760,7 before the scandal broke. then it dropped to number 11. lost in the craziness of this scandal is the potential
shake-up in president obama's cabinet. "the washington post" is reporting that the president is considering senator john kerry as his next defense secretary. the current secretary of defense, leon panetta, has not said if and when he'll step down. he has implied he probably won't stay on the job through the president's second term. kerry is rumored to want to be the next secretary of state, but "the post" claims susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, is in line for that job. more breaking news now. at least 28 people died in yesterday's attack by syria near the turkish border. the violence in syria has killed more than 36,000 people since an uprising against president bashar al assad's regime. and a rocket attack in afghanistan killed a 28-year-old
man overnight. at least four rockets hit the northeast section of kabul. the attack happened near an intelligence service office building and a private tv station. one home was damaged in that attack. on the chopping block. in just a few hours, we expect d.c. to reveal more than a dozen schools thatted can ecould be their doors. news 4's tony tull is live in northeast with news on the closures. >> reporter: by 10:00 a.m. this morning, we expect to hear from chancellor kaya henderson son what schools she expects to close due to low enrollment and poor performance. kaya henderson saying low enrollment and underachievement are the reasons for the closures. by the way, these can be overturned. if the d.c. council wants to overturn these, they can do it, as well as the mayor. two public hearings have been set, one for this thursday, and it's also been extended to monday. they expect a large turnout as
well as about 50 people to testify. we're going to continue to stay on this story. we'll have the latest on "news 4 midday" as well as nbcwashington.com. that's the latest. eun and aaron, back to you. >> thank you, tony. new this morning, violence in northeast washington has left four people in the hospital. they are victims of a triple stabbing and shooting just three miles apart. the stabbing happened in the 300 block of 51st street just after 1:00 this morning. when police arrived, they found two women and one child with stab wounds. all are expected to be okay. no word yet on the suspect. just minutes later, police received calls of shots fired on the 2000 block of "c" street. that's where they found a man in his 50s shot in the chest. he is in critical condition. no word on a motive or suspect in that case. also new this morning, firefighters rescued at least one person from a fire in northeast d.c. it broke out just after midnight in the 1700 block of benning road.
the small kitchen fire caused heavy smoke. three people taken to the hospital with minor injuries. they are expected to be okay. a new proposal in d.c. could soon mean emergency care is determined not by your injury but by the time on the clock. d.c. fire chief kenneth ellerbe says the city does not have enough resources to keep up with its ever growing population. so he's calling for a change that would shift paramedics and ambulances depending whether it's peak or off-peak time. news 4 spoke to ed smith, the president of the d.c. firefighters association about the proposed changes. he says this plan won't work because people can't plan on emergencies. 6:47 now. this morning more stores announcing they aren't waiting until black friday to open their doors. this year it is black thursday, and there is some backlash about the plan to encroach on thanksgiving. cnbc's seema mody is live with today's "4 your money" report. good morning.
it's time to shop until you drop. thanksgiving is becoming the new black friday. target will turn the lights on at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. last week rival walmart said it would open at 8:00 p.m., two hours earlier than last year. and sears will open at 8:00 and stay open straight through until 10:00 p.m. on friday. kmart is getting the earliest jump on the holidays, opening 4:00 a.m. 4 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and then taking a dinner break and reopening at 8:hourp p.m. the sister of a target employee in illinois has launched an online protest at chains.org urging the retailer not to open on thanksgiving night. she says her brother and other workers should be able to enjoy the holiday with their friends and family before the mad rush for door busters. target says it valts tevaluates early opening time with
customers, managers, and workers. >> seema mody, thank you. i find something troubling to skip your thanksgiving dinner to go shopping. >> it's the way the market works. if people go, they'll do it again. if not, we'll never hear of it again. this could be a great week for the nationals. we'll find out today if davey johnson wins manager of the year. and tomorrow we'll find out if gio gonzalez wins the cy young award. bryce harper has already made history. he became the youngest position player to be named national league rookie of the year. he narrowly beat out the arizona diamondbacks wade miley for the honor. harper says he's honored but not satisfied with his rookie season. >> i'm never satisfied with my numbers. the biggest goal is to win the world series. this is amazing to win this award and have this accolade, but i want to bring a title back to d.c. that's our main goal as an organization, and that's my biggest goal. >> all right. congrats to bryce harper.
mike trout of the angels winning the american league rookie of the year award. our producer matt and i were having a little conversation, and he said mike trout is much better. >> we all like bryce harper. kudos to him. he celebrates the award there but keep it all in perspective, and remember there's much more baseball to be played in his career. >> his attitude is great for success. keep fighting. i like that. coming up on 6:51 on our tuesday morning. almost said monday. tuesday morning. tom kierein is keeping it all street and watching this cloudiness and raininess and coldness. >> the pitchers and catchers report in about 90 days. >> really, do they? >> right, so let's keep that in mind. let's not think about the cold, chill, wet morning we have under way. good morning. yes, indeed. before you head out the door, you'll need your winter coat. you'll need an umbrella. look at that conveyor belt of rain from the carolinas all the way to canada. this along a cold front that's really brought an abrupt change
from yesterday's near 70 degrees to now this morning many locations are down to near 40. we're gradually seeing the rain taper off in parts of virginia. it's still raining moderately to heavy just north evidewest of washington in frederick and carroll counties. even up north of scranton and towards binghamton, new york. passing north and east of washington. right now in washington, light rain and fog and drizzle. we have that in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, and much of montgomery county. from night near gaithersburg up towards laytonsville, they're getting moderate showers moving off to the north and east. farther north and west, a few pockets of light to moderate rain. it's going to gradually break up over the next couple of hours. the big story is the big chill. in fact, out in western maryland where the rain has ended in much of west virginia, it is at or below freezing in many of those locations. farther east, in the light blue, we're all low to mid-40s,
northern virginia, just about all of maryland. southeastern virginia, virginia beach, 64. that's one of the warmest spots in the country right now. look how huge this cold air mass is all the way across the country. all these areas in blue and lavender are generally below freezing. boston is at 63. that's another warm spot there in miami. elsewhere, it is a cold start to this november morning. throughout the morning for the next couple of hours, probably till about 9:00 or so, we'll have the rain coming through with the breezes kicking up around 20 miles an hour. we already have about .75 to an inch of rain. not much more on top of what's already falling. by noontime, cloudy, chilly, the rain over. still a northwest wind gusting to 20 miles an hour. still in the 40s. we'll stay in the 40s the rest of the day today, and maybe a little sunshine breaking out. that may be perhaps mid to late afternoon. we'll be back down to near 40 by midnight. and then it will continue to drop all the way to near 30 by
dawn rm tomorrow. quite a cold start to wednesday. bright and sunny day tomorrow. highs reaching near 50. cold mornings and chilly afternoons with sunshine on thursday, friday, and saturday. increasing clouds sunday. still chilly. might get rain sunday evening into monday. stay tuned. we'll keep you posted on that. a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. the rain's coming down. fender benders. let's talk about the beltway, the inner loop, as you make your way towards the spur. crash there now in the right shoulder lane. it was in the right lane, and it was causing a huge problem as you try to get onto the beltway from i-270. let's talk about delays. let's take a look at i-270 at father hurley boulevard. i hate to say it, these delays are solid as you get to the beltway. solid delays all the way down heading through rockville. let's head over to i-66, a live look eastbound jammed at fair f fax county parkway. to get to the beltway under speed too, about 20 minutes so far from fairfax county parkway to the beltway. aaron, over to you.
6:53 right now. a huge day for drivers in virginia, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the long anticipated 495 express lanes. those lanes don't officially open until saturday. that multibillion dollar project took five years of construction. the express lanes will help ease congestion for drivers heading between springfield and tyson's corner. it will offer entrance and exit ramps exclusively for the express lanes. it allows drivers to car pool and avoid paying tolls. montgomery county executive mike leggett says a proposed bus system is too expensive and cannot be built in a reasonable time frame. city planners say the system could be up and running in 30 years. it could help ease congestion in heavy traffic areas, including rockville pike. if you are a 5-year-old boy, there's only one thing better than having darth vader show up
at your star wars birthday party. finding out the man behind the mask is your father, who you haven't seen in months. >> you got him! you got him. you better go take his mask off. >> daddy! >> oh, you know i always cry at these stories. navy sailor justin white has been serving in the middle east for months when he managed to get a short leave to go home for his son aiden's birthday. after a light saber battle, aiden dressed as luke and his sister emily dressed as princess leah made the discovery, bringing new meaning to the words "luke, i am your father." it gets me every time. >> you saw the kid's reaction. he's like wait a minute. what? you are my father.
cool stuff. >> indeed. >> let's get a look at the out the door forecast. >> put down the light saber, pick up an umbrella. you're going to need that this morning at least. for another couple of hours, rain rolling through southwest heading northeast. it should end by perhaps about 9:00 this morning and then remaining chilly the rest of the day and all the way into the weekend. back to you. >> thank you, tom. that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next.